Lil Reese

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Lil Reese
Birth name Tavares Taylor
Born (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 21)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2011–present
Labels Glory Boyz Entertainment, Def Jam
Associated acts Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana

Tavares Taylor (born January 6, 1993), better known by his stage name Lil Reese is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam Recordings.[1]

Music career[edit]

Taylor gained recognition when Chief Keef's hit single "I Don't Like" featuring Lil Reese garnered widespread international attention. He then began to receive popularity through his music videos, including "Us" and "Beef". He then caught the eye of producer No I.D., who had produced albums or tracks for artists like Common, Kanye West and others, which led to Taylor signing with hip hop label Def Jam.[2]

In November 2012 he released a remix from his song "Us" with Rick Ross and Drake which later appeared on Rick Ross' mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah.[3] Taylor also created many songs with upandcoming music producers, such as Young Chop. He is also featured on Juelz Santana's song "Bodies". In January 2013 Taylor released a remix to his song "Traffic" featuring Young Jeezy and Twista. On September 2, 2013, Lil Reese released his second solo mixtape Supa Savage, featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana, Wale and Waka Flocka Flame.[4]

Legal issues[edit]

In May 2010, Reese pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.[5]

On October 24, 2012, a video allegedly showing Reese assaulting a woman was posted to the internet.[6] On April 28, 2013, Reese was arrested by Chicago Police on a warrant issued two days earlier, based on criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, battery, and mob action from the video incident from February 2012.[5][7]

On June 23, 2013, Reese was arrested in Chicago and charged with motor vehicle theft after an incident on April 13, 2013, where he was not able to provide proof of ownership for a BMW 750Li.[8] However, the charge was later dropped. On July 13, 2013, Reese was arrested again in Chicago for marijuana possession, a violation of his probation.[9]



  • For Greater Glory Vol. 1 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics) (2012)
  • Don't Like (Hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Cannon) (2012)
  • For Greater Glory Vol. 2 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics, DJ Hustlenomics, DJ Cash Crook) (2012)
  • For Greater Glory Vol. 2.5 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics & DJ Cash Crook) (2012)
  • Supa Savage (Hosted by DJ Scream) (2013)


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album/Mixtape
"Us" 2012 Don't Like
(featuring Chief Keef)

As featured performer[edit]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"I Don't Like"
(Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese)
2012 73 20 15 Finally Rich
"Bang Like Chop"
(Young Chop featuring Chief Keef and Lil Reese)
2014 Bang Like Chop

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"OVA" 2012 Freddie Gibbs N/A
"Off The Shits" Lil Durk I'm Still A Hitta
"My Lil Niggas" Fredo Santana, Chief Keef It's A Scary Site
"Respect" Fredo Santana
"Don't Try It" Frenchie Concrete Jungle 2
"Nobody Move" Jay Stonez N/A
"Bodies" 2013 Juelz Santana God Will'n
"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)" Cap1, Lil Durk T.R.U. 2 It
"No Lackin"[13] Funkmaster Flex, Waka Flocka Flame, Wale Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?
"Competition" Lil Durk Signed To The Streets
"Street Life"
"Gangway (Remix)" Lil Herb N/A
"On My Soul" 2014 Welcome to Fazoland
"On A T-Shirt" Plies Purple Heart